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July 24, 2013


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House Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Sportsmen's Priorities Moving in Congress

On July 23, the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) introduced H.R. 2799, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act and the Public Lands Filming Act, two important pro-sportsmen's bills for the 113th Congress. Both of these bills have been identified as...

Sportsmen Legislators Promote Bipartisan Cooperation at 2nd Annual "Whiskies of the World" and Cigar Reception

To foster camaraderie in the halls of government, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the 2nd Annual "Whiskies of the World" and Cigar Reception on Wednesday, July 17. The Capitol Hill event featured twenty members of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) who...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System Releases Draft Hunting and Fishing Strategic Plan 

Since the fall of 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has been working to create a renewed vision for the National Wildlife Refuge System. The new vision, titled Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation includes 24 recommendations, which incorporated extensive suggestions from the public, nongovernmental organizations, state wildlife agencies, and employees of the Service. The Service is currently working to...




Leadership Announced for Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus

Ohio Senator Joe Uecker recently announced the formation of the leadership team for the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus. The Caucus was previously reorganized in April of this year to give a unified voice to a constituency that is...

Northeast: Four States Advance Legislation on the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact

Despite the strong tradition of ethics that the vast majority of hunter and anglers abide by, there are those that disregard the laws that regulate hunting and fishing. To address these violations, the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact (IWVC) was created in 1989 to provide a mechanism to allow state fish and wildlife agencies to share information about...


Last week, CSF Western States Manager Andy Treharne and Communications Coordinator Cole Henry traveled to Midway, Utah to join state fish and wildlife agency employees from throughout the country at the Association for Conservation Information (ACI) conference, hosted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Serving as the non-profit association for information and education professionals...


The Future of Elk Reintroduction in Western Maryland Rests with its Citizenry

As reported by the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Foundation (MLSF), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and MLSF announced the formation of a partnership to determine the viability of elk reintroduction to Western Maryland. Of critical interest to the partnership was...

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